- the power delivered by a generator, motor, power station, or transformer.
- a device that receives power.
verb (used with object)
- to place a large amount of pigment on (a brush).
- to apply a thick layer of pigment to (a canvas).
- (of metal being deep-drawn) to become welded to (the drawing tool).
- (of material being ground) to fill the depressions in the surface of (a grinding wheel).
- (in powder metallurgy) to fill the cavity of (a die).
- to bring (a program or data) into main storage from external or auxiliary storage.
- to place (an input/output medium) into an appropriate device, as by inserting a disk into a disk drive.
verb (used without object)
- to look at; notice; observe.
- to listen to with interest: Did you get a load of what she said?
Origin of load
Synonyms for load
Antonyms for load
Examples from the Web for reload
Contemporary Examples of reload
The doctor checked again as the firing squad began to reload.The Last American Soldier Executed for Desertion
June 6, 2014
Is forcing them to stop and reload really a threat to American liberty?Pro-Gun Absolutism: The Gun Lobby’s Push to Privatize Law and Order
April 9, 2013
A 61-year-old woman wrestled a fresh magazine away from Loughner as he tried to reload.
Would Lanza really have been gang-rushed by fast-thinking primary school students if he stopped to reload?
Would Lanza really have been gang-rushed by fast-thinking primary school students if he stopped to reload?There's Little We Can Do to Prevent Another Massacre
December 17, 2012
Historical Examples of reload
Williams began to reload his gun, but Dic interrupted the proceeding.
Wilson had emptied his revolver and found no time in which to reload.The Web of the Golden Spider
Frederick Orin Bartlett
There's likely a supply right here and he can reload in a few minutes.Boy Scouts Mysterious Signal
G. Harvey Ralphson
However, let us reload just as quickly as we can and be ready for them.The Rover Boys on Snowshoe Island
"I hope so," was Jack's answer as he stopped to reload his weapon.The Rover Boys on a Hunt
Arthur M. Winfield (Edward Stratemeyer)
- the usual amount borne or conveyed
- (in combination)a carload
- a device that receives or dissipates the power from an amplifier, oscillator, generator, or some other source of signals
- the power delivered by a machine, generator, circuit, etc
verb (mainly tr)
- to add weights to dice in order to bias them
- to arrange to have a favourable or unfavourable position
Word Origin for load
"that which is laid upon a person or beast, burden," c.1200, from Old English lad "way, course, carrying," from Proto-Germanic *laitho (cf. Old High German leita, German leite, Old Norse leið "way, course"); related to Old English lædan "to guide," from PIE *leit- "to go forth" (see lead (v.)). Sense shifted 13c. to supplant words based on lade, to which it is not etymologically connected; original association with "guide" is preserved in lodestone. Meaning "amount customarily loaded at one time" is from c.1300.
Figurative sense of "burden weighing on the mind, heart, or soul" is first attested 1590s. Meaning "amount of work" is from 1946. Colloquial loads "lots, heaps" is attested from c.1600. Phrase take a load off (one's) feet "sit down, relax" is from 1914, American English. Get a load of "take a look at" is American English colloquial, attested from 1929.
In addition to the idioms beginning with load
- loaded for bear
- loaded question
- load off one's feet
- load off one's mind, a
- load the dice
- bricks shy of a load
- carbo load
- get a load of
- take the load off